I’m super excited about curating this year’s talent at FIGat7th in DTLA. CITY VIBES is about showcasing locals and folks we simply love. I can’t spell the beans just yet but so far things are looking super soulful and I also brought on board a few buddies of mine to curate some special editions. But our first edition is this Saturday and none other than RES!
RES and I use to do shows at the now defunct TempleBar and Little Temple. I use to love opening for her cause you never really knew what she would do or who she would bring up stage. There was that one night she had a little known artist by the name of Santigold open up. I also had the pleasure of hitting the road with RES as we opened for Jean Grae and Talib Kweli in various cities. It was a real eye opening experience for me for to work with live musicians and provide the scratches and string samples.
This Saturday I hope you might join us for live music at FIGat7th! Come through and enjoy all the cool eateries in the area! I’ll be there as well hanging out and playing some records. Would love to see you there this Saturday. Swing through! It’s our pre Saturday night get down before I have to head to Sayers in Hollywood! (plug).
It’s been fun rocking with Hiatus Kaiyote’s Socal tour dates at The Roxy and The Constellation Room in the OC. Both sold out shows were packed with fans who came out in full support. Big love to Low Leaf and Kadhja Bonnet. It’s always fun watching how crowds react to their artistry on stage. If you don’t have their new album, get it. Choose Your Weapon is out now! Also shout outs to Si, Scott + Marek!
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New 77 Karat Gold out Japan + this new Dornik cut is simply my fave! 79r’s Gang out of New Orleans might be my new musical fix alongside Sam Dew and Kevin Hays covering Rodriguez’s classic “Sugar Man“. Tucked away are a couple gems via Emily King and her live recording taken fro my podcast of Distance and also peep the treats + beats selected by Cazal Organism! Enjoy!
Dornik – Rebound
77 Karat Gold – WannaFunkWithU
Moods – Latin Strut (Moods Till Dawn Edit)
Crazy P – The Come On
79r’s Gang – Drama
Mad Man Jaga – Hankuri (ATW Rework)
Kevin Hays – Sugar Man
Paladin – Third World
Colo – Holidays
Cazal Organism – Inner City Life Bootleg
Jaystones – Hazy
Yellow Tail – Over It
Ben Khan – Red
Lion Babe – Wonderwoman (Suff Daddy Edit)
Computer Jay + Orfeo – Never Never (Little Dragon Cover)
Sango- Maluco (S&G Edit)
Tuxedo – The Right Time (Jean Tonique Remix)
Julio Bashmore – Holding On (Feat. Sam Dew)
Demo Taped – Cozy
Klaves – Return
Dj Mitsu The Beats – Outakes
Claude VonStroke w/ Jaw – Never Forever
Kendrick Lamar – You Ain’t Gotta Life (Momma Said)
Twiggy – Quiet Storm
P.Morris – Fine China Edit
Gallant – Open Up
Saje – Who Am I (Feat. Sabina)
Body San – Hotspot (She’s My Wifi)
Kamasi Washington – Re-Run Home
Black Star – Respiration (Feat. Common)
The Roots – Distortion To Static
Oshi – Stop The Train
Kazumi Kaneda – Sardis
Nicolas Jaar – 3 Sides Of Audrey and Why She’s All Alone
Jungle – Julia (Soulwax Edit)
Honne – Coastal
Chris McClenney – Adorn
20Syl – You Know
Cazal Organism – Beats + Treats
Emily King – Distance (LIVE)
Alabama Shakes – Sound And Color
Bilal – Satellite
Hiatus Kaiyote – Atari
Rainy Milo – Miss You
Adventure Time – The Music Way Out There
Kamasi Washington – The Message
It’s the return of Grammy Nominated singer/songwriter Emily King to the podcast! This time my pal and colleague Aaron Byrd joins me with co-hosting duties as we talk with Emily about her creative influences in piecing together her forthcoming album entitled The Switch which drops June 26th! Emily also blesses the microphone with a live 2 song set including the title track and one of our personal favorites, Distance. Hope you enjoy as much as we enjoyed hearing about Aaron’s owl tales in Peru! Enjoy!
I got the call at the very last minute, totally unprepared with I Phone voice memo in hand and got to chat with turntabilist/record collector/producer Cut Chemist. We rewind a bit back to 1984 where Cut breaks down his history and journey as a dj and record collector. He also drops some hints about to future projects that we should all be on the look out for. Hope you dig this chat as much I had recording it! And stay updated with his releases and info.